University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor a Child in Reading

Tutor one child, one hour a week and make a difference in that child's life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided (in person or online) in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy, One Child At a Time!

Tutoring is held every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: May 13, 2017 | Map Directions


Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

- Volunteer to teach in rural schools - Volunteer to build community projects - Volunteer with orphaned kids

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 23, 2013 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |


Special Event Planning / Fundraising

Raising awareness and funds through special events is an easy way to support women and children escaping domestic violence. You and your friends are able to create, plan, and implement your own special event. Responsibilities will vary with the type of event and you can commit to as much or as little as you would like.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jul 28, 2014 | date to expire: May 31, 2017 |


Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


Community Outreach and Education

Educate the public on local and state issues by walking door to door and calling citizens in the community.

Agency: Americans for Prosperity | date posted: Mar 10, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Aug 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


Therapy and Adventure Camp Volunteer

Therapy- Therapy volunteers assist therapists with general program support, provide goal-oriented photography, help prepare therapy reports, and take part in team collaboration.

Adventure Camp- Adventure camp volunteers participate in adventurous indoor/outdoor activities, alongside campers, helping them build friendships, gain confidence, and build independence.

Agency: Adam's Camp | date posted: Oct 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


Military Youth Volunteer Opportunity

1. To assist the LCYPC/CYPC in facilitating youth activities, leadership forums, camps etc. 2. To promote and coordinate youth opportunities, as needed, to include, but not limited to: Yellow Ribbon events, Youth Advisory Council, program development, training, administrative support and event coordinating. 3. To promote a safe environment for all children & youth, parents, staff and volunteers. 4. To enforce behavior expectations for children & youth, as outlined in the Youth Code of Conduct. 5. To maintain communication with LCYPC/CYPC regarding concerns, disruptive behaviors, injuries and/or unforeseen changes to previous agendas or planning. 6. To serve as facilitator during small and large group trainings/activities. 7. Other duties as assigned by the LCYPC/CYPC. 8. To complete After Action Reports (AARs) following each event.

Agency: CO Army National Guard Child & Youth Program | date posted: Dec 20, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2017 |


Project Sunshine

We are a group of volunteers that meets monthly at Denver Health to provide arts, crafts, and fun to children experiencing medical challenges and their families. The program is a lot of fun- the children look forward to our visits as well as the hospital staff. Please visit the Project Sunshine website at www.projectsunshine.org there is a great video on the website that helps explain what we do and how we help!

Agency: Project Sunshine | date posted: Dec 28, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 31, 2017 |


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